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Successful Liver Transplant in 9-m-old boy weighing 5.6kg at Wockhardt Hospital Mumbai

youngest baby undergoes a successful liver transplant surgery in the entire Western India

Wockhardt Hospital Mumbai Central created history by performing a successful Living Donor Liver transplant surgery for a 9 months old Baby boy Kavya Vivek Raut, weighing a 5.6kg from Gholwad village Palghar District. Team led by Dr Anurag Shrimal, Consultant Abdominal Organ Transplantation and HPB surgeon performs a successful surgery. He is the youngest baby who had undergone a successful liver transplant surgery in the entire Western India.

A 9 month old Baby Boy Kavya weighing only 5.6 kg trouble began from birth; he was born with a disease known as Biliary Artesia where there is absence of bile ducts that carry bile from liver to intestine.  At the age of 2 months he underwent major surgery (Porto-enterostomy) at an hospital in mumbai. This surgery was not successful and he ended up with permanent irreversible damage of liver – Cirrhosis of Liver.  He stopped growing; his weight was stagnant at 5-6 kg, developed deep jaundice and fluid in his belly. He had couple of life threatening infections that needed hospitalization in ICU. By the time his parents Vivek and Nisha (daily wagers in their early 30’s) got him to Wockhardt, the family had exhausted all their financial resources.

Dr Lalit Verma, Consultant Pediatric Hepatologist at Wockhardt Hospitals, …

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